February

15

2024

Picking up Steam

Social Enterprise takes on new external clients thanks to donors Siloam Mission’s Laundry Service soared in 2023, taking on new external clients and employing even more people experiencing homelessness. This year marks our fifth year of the social enterprise, and we have come a long way. In 2019, the program started by doing Siloam’s linens […]

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February

15

2024

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February

15

2024

Shelter from the Cold

Winter Pop Up provides relief for those experiencing homelessness Fewer people experiencing homelessness will be left out in the cold this winter. In November 2023, we announced a plan for a Winter Pop Up at Siloam Mission in partnership with Main Street Project, Sunshine House, and 1JustCity. The need has been overwhelming, and more staffing […]

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February

15

2024

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February

15

2024

Opening of Na a way Ishkode Brings More Opportunity for Healing

Siloam Mission takes a step further into ReconciliACTION Siloam Mission ended the year on a healing note, with construction completed on two Indigenous-designed spaces built to offer First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members an opportunity to restore their dignity and reconnect to Indigenous practices. In February 2024, Na a way Ishkode (Centre Fire in […]

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February

15

2024

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February

15

2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Guy Smith

Dentist on Demand Dr. Guy Smith has made smiles a little brighter at Siloam Mission since 2018. The volunteer dentist from Brandon has been semi-retired for several years but regularly makes the trek to Winnipeg to help community members. For him, the whole experience started with a tour of the Saul Sair Health Centre.  “When […]

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February

15

2024

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February

13

2024

Annual Report to the Community – February 10, 2024

We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who was able to join us on Saturday. We love speaking with all of you and hope you enjoyed the discussion.  We understand that many of you were unable to join us, and so we have put together this recap of what was discussed at our Annual […]

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February

13

2024

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September

18

2023

A Day of Action to Search the Landfills

  Today Amnesty International called for a day of Action to Search the Landfills. https://amnesty.ca/human-rights-news/canada-search-the-landfills/ We recognize that so many of our community member, staff and staff’s families are directly impacted by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit People. We are preparing as an organization to look at how we can respond […]

September

18

2023

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August

09

2023

Reconciliation Gathering

  Siloam Mission hosts its first Reconciliation Gathering In December 2022, Siloam Mission took an important step by sharing our commitment to truth and reconciliation with our community. We acknowledged that words alone would not undo the harm done to Indigenous Peoples, but with constant and consistent effort, we could take action to reconcile for […]

August

09

2023

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August

09

2023

Can You Spare a Bed?

Mattresses needed as more people move out of shelter It’s a wonderful problem to have: with more people moving out of Siloam Mission’s emergency shelter, we need more beds for their new homes! Thanks to additional shelter funding from the Manitoba government as well as a shift in focus toward housing across many of our […]

August

09

2023

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August

09

2023

A Breath of Fresh Air

Siloam camping trip brings together community and staff Earlier this summer, a group of Siloam Mission staff and community members ventured out on their annual summer camping trip to St. Malo. The group, including past Siloam guests who have transitioned to housing as well as current community members still on their path to finding a […]

August

09

2023

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July

26

2023

Evidence Shows Volunteers Have Better Mental Health

There’s some important news for people who have a calling to volunteer their time. According to a new report, workers who volunteer their time or finances have higher mental health and optimism scores than those who do not volunteer or donate. The report is authored by Telus Health and coordinated by lead author Paula Allen. […]

July

26

2023

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